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for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? mr. waxman: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent -- consent to speak for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: if there's no objection. mr. waxman: i would like to take a moment to thank the staff of the office of the legislative council and the congressional budget office for their hard work on the bill, the efforts and dedication of tim brown, warren burke, alison bell, pope barrow and their colleagues in the office of legislative council who were indispensable for writing this wide raining and historic legislation -- ranging and historic legislation. similarly, colleagues at the congressional budget office were essential in analyzing the complex financial and scoring issues associated with this bill, both the staff of the legislative council and the c.b.o. deserve to be thanked and congratulated for their outstanding work over many late nights and weekends and we're very he grateful to their -- for
their service to the nation. and i would like to add my appreciation to the fantastic job that our committee and subcommittee and select committee staffs have done in getting this legislation before the congress of the united states. mr. speaker, i would like to yield to my colleague on this legislation, congressman ed markey. mr. markey: i thank you, henry, very much. the speaker pro tempore: will the gentleman suspend? the house will be in order. members please take your conversations off the floor. staff, conversations off the floor, please.
the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. markey: -- mr. waxman: mr. speaker, i yield to mr. markey. mr. markey: i thank you, mr. chairman. and i thank everyone who worked on this legislation. all of the members on both sides of the aisle. but as chairman waxman just said, this took an enormous amount of work by a lot of staffers over a sustained, intense period of time and i want to thank all of you for everything that you have done to make today possible. i think you really do deserve a round of applause for the tremendous work that you have done. it's your victory as much as any member and we thank you for it. mr. waxman: and reclaiming my time, i'd like to read from page 333 of the manager's amendment
and to indicate my gratitude to our staff director, phil barnett, our chief legislative -- chief representative on -- i'm not going to give titles, to the environmental staff on the committee, gregg doddson, laurie schmidt, alexander thais, jeff baron, alex baron, ben hicks and rob cobbs and, mr. markey, i don't know if you've put together -- mr. markey: may i do the same thing? i'd like to thank joe, michael gu, danielle, unra, i'd like to thank mihal, more began gray, jonathan phillips, evan, jackie, jeff sharp, ali broad i ask and especially -- broadski and
especially jerry walden and jeff duncan. along with shannon henry who is still sitting over there had as well. all of you were fantastic and it's just a historic achievement and we thank you all so much for everything. mr. waxman: mr. speaker, i also want to add our appreciation to matt weiner, our staff assistance on this legislation. i feel empowered because i only asked for one minu and i've talked far more than one minute. but i guess that's become a new tradition in the house. but i don't want to abuse it and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new york rise? >> mr. speaker, by direction of the committee on appropriations, i present a privileged report
for filing under the rule. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk had report the title. the clerk: report to accompany h.r. 3081, a bill making appropriations for military construction, the department of veterans affairs and related agencies for the fiscal year ending september 30, 2010, and for other purposes. report to accompany h.r. 3082. the speaker pro tempore: referred to the union calendar and ordered printed. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 21, all points of order are reserved. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? >> mr. speaker, by direction of the committee on appropriations, i present a privileged report for filing under the rule. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title. the clerk: report to accompany h.r. 3082, a bill making appropriations for the department of state, foreign operations and related programs for the fiscal year ending september 30, 2010, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: referred to the union calendar and ordered printed. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 21, all points of order are
reserved. for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan rise? mr. conyers: mr. speaker, by direction of the committee on the judiciary, i send to the desk a privileged report for filing under the rule to accompany house resolution 537. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title. the clerk: report to accompany house resolution 537, resolution requesting that the president and directing that the attorney general transmit to the house of representatives all information in their possession relating to specific communications regarding detainees and foreign persons suspected of terrorism. the speaker pro tempore: referred to the house calendar and ordered printed. the house will be in order. for what purpose does the gentleman from florida rise? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to discharge the
committee on foreign affairs from the further consideration of h.con.res. 89 and proceed to its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the concurrent resolution. the clerk: house concurrent resolution 89, concurrent resolution supporting the goals and objectives of the prague conference on holocaust era assets. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to the consideration of the concurrent resolution? without objection, the concurrent resolution is agreed to and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. >> thank you, mr. speaker.